14 Secret Landscaper Tips and Tricks
These tools and techniques are used by professional landscapers to make quick work of yard and garden tasks. Steal their ideas and make more efficient use of your gardening time and money.
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Get a Tarp
Use Weed Fabric Strategically
Create an Edge
Use Starter Fertilizer
Choose Wisely Between Bulk and Bagged
Only buy good quality tools. The best quality may be a bit too costly, and an unnecessary expense for weekend DIYers. Cheap tools are likely to break in the middle of the first job. Save money and time by buying good quality at value prices.
Make Mowing Fast and Easy
Keep the Leaves
Recycle the Grass Clippings
Test Your Soil
Get your lawn and garden soil tested by your state’s University Extension Service. Guessing on fertility requirements can lead to costly mistakes. Soil test results will show the current conditions and what needs to be applied for your type of lawn, flower garden, vegetable crops, etc.